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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares

Want to support the Old Fort and get a great deal on local produce that’s in season? Sign up for our CSA! Your household will receive one share a week of a selection of the field’s best produce. Averaging out to be about $20/week, this CSA is priced to be the perfect size for individuals who do a lot of cooking, couples, or small families. You’ll have just the right amount produce for the week and don’t have to worry about letting it go to waste. (If you’ve got a house full of roommates, or hungry teenagers, consider two shares!)

The CSA draws from the Education Garden, Farmer-In-Training Plot, and incubator farms, so you support the efforts of dozens of young farmers by signing up. Since we’re located at 7600 feet, we specialize in greens, herbs, root crops, and more.

Pickup locations include the Old Fort Farm Stand (on campus), The Commons, The Old Fort Country Store (in Hesperus). We also deliver to workplaces if 5 or more people at a given location sign up.

Each year, we offer several CSA options:

The Early Season takes you from late-April to mid-June, featuring delicious greens and herbs from our high tunnels.

The Main Season begins in June and runs into October. Spanning the outdoor growing season, you’ll get a taste of everything that thrives at 7600 feet.

The Peak Season, from early August to early October, features the full variety of the farm season: salad mix and green beans, radishes and potatoes.

The Fall Season includes produce from the root cellar – beets, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes, and winter squash galore. Usually a biweekly or monthly share in October, November, and December, packed in larger quantities for your holiday feasts, it’s a great way to keep local produce in your diet even as the winter comes.

The Student Veggie Share, available for students to pick up only at the Farm Stand, includes delicious and familiar produce each week: potatoes, carrots, onions, and more. Check for current availability. 

Please visit www.tinyurl.com/oldfortmarketplace to view current availability, dates and prices and to sign up. With any questions, to arrange a payment plan, or to get your name on the list for future years, email theoldfortathesperus@gmail.com.